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Community Plans Events in Wheeling To Mark 17th Anniversary of 9/11

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Two community-wide events are planned next week to mark the 17th anniversary of tragic losses that resulted from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., will offer a Day of Remembrance program at noon Tuesday. The Lunch With Books event is free and ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:09 a.m. Tuesday and 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled four accidents, three traffic stops and two miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 7:45 a.m., Market Street, disorderly adult. At 6:41 a.m., Chapline Street, motorist assist. At 4:09 a.m., ...

Former Bell Nursing Home on Fire

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MORRISTOWN — Five local fire departments are headed to the scene of a reported structure fire at the former Bell Nursing Home. According to Belmont County 911, the blaze was reported at 3:01 p.m. today. A witness at the scene said flames and smoke were visible, and that things inside the ...

Suspect in United Bank Robbery in Wheeling Still at Large

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WHEELING — Local, state and federal law enforcement officers scoured the Elm Grove area Tuesday minutes after an afternoon robbery at the United Bank branch office located at National Road and Junior Avenue. The suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, and no one was injured ...

Moundsville City Council Courts Idea for Vacant City-Owned Lot

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Advancing an idea more than 25 years in the making, Moundsville is looking at developing a vacant lot near Garfield Street into a basketball court. City leaders during Tuesday’s council meeting agreed to survey the property at the northeast corner of Ruby and Garfield streets for the half ...

Ohio County Shutting Down Recycling Sites in Wheeling, Clearview

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Garbage has infiltrated two Ohio County Solid Waste Authority public drop-off recycling sites so much that the county is shutting down the collection points. Tammy Bonar, executive director of the OCSWA, announced Tuesday the sites at Oglebay Park and in Clearview will no longer accept ...

Wheeling City Council Approves $900,000 in Paving Projects

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WHEELING — The smell of asphalt and road improvements soon will permeate the air in many Wheeling neighborhoods as the city takes on nearly $900,000 in street paving projects. Wheeling City Council on Tuesday approved three separate ordinances involving 44 total paving projects throughout ...

Wheeling Leaders Adopt New Municipal Flag

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The city of Wheeling has a new official flag approved by city council Tuesday. Mayor Glenn Elliott thanked the Wheeling 250 Committee for its efforts in creating the new banner. A prior flag for the city of Wheeling — adopted in 1968 — hangs in the back of council chambers, but largely has ...

Diocese of Steubenville To Close Two Parishes in Belmont County

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STEUBENVILLE — Diocese of Steubenville Bishop Jeffrey M. Monforton announced that St. John Vianney of Powhatan Point will close Oct. 6 and Sacred Heart Parish in Neffs will close Oct. 7, due to the July 25 retirement of the Rev. Samuel R. Saprano, former pastor of St. Mary, Shadyside and St. ...

Man Drowns at Barkcamp State Park Near Belmont

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BELMONT — The body of a 45-year-old Missouri man was pulled from the lake at Barkcamp State Park early Tuesday evening after he apparently drowned while trying to swim across the lake. Officials with the Belmont Volunteer Fire Department said the victim was David Enterkin, a carnival ...

Missing Swimmer’s Body Found at Barkcamp State Park in Belmont

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BELMONT —The body of a 43-year-old Mississippi man was recovered from Belmont Lake at Barkcamp State Park early Tuesday evening after he apparently drowned while trying to swim across the lake with friends. Officials with the Belmont Volunteer Fire Department said the victim was David ...

Wheeling Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 9:42 a.m. Monday and 5:58 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled eight traffic stops, four miscellaneous calls and one vehicle accident. TUESDAY At 5:58 a.m., Main Street, welfare check. At 4:43 a.m., Hess Avenue, welfare check. At 4:02 a.m., Market Street, ...

Possible drowning investigated at Barkcamp beach

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BELMONT -- Multiple agencies are searching for a person who is believed to have drowned at Barkcamp State Park. Belmont County sheriff's Chief Deputy James Zusack confirmed at about 1:30 p.m. today that a drowning may have occurred at the park. He said no victim had been found at that ...

Condemned Building in Wheeling Attracting Vagrants

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WHEELING — After what neighbors say have been years of problems from a vacant apartment building at 12 Corliss Terrace, the city has taken steps to make its owner fix it up or tear it down. Wheeling City Code Enforcement Officer Tom Wilson sent a letter Aug. 23 to owner Betty Peralez. He ...